32 Summer Dresses with Sleeves (That Won’t Cause You to Overheat)
Whether you’re hoping to get some extra protection from the sun, would rather not expose your arms or just prefer a more modest sleeve length, these breezy frocks have got you covered. Literally. And just because they’ve got more fabric up top doesn’t mean you’ll end the day in a gross, sweaty puddle. Here, 32 hot-weather-approved long-sleeve options to get you through the next few months in style.
Color blocking at the waist creates the illusion of an itty-bitty middle.
Eliza J ($148)
Yes, you absolutely can wear both sleeves and black this summer.
RACHEL Rachel Roy ($159)
The matching rope belt shows off your curves, despite all that fabric.
Wear it with flip flops for a casual stroll through the farmers market, or with heels and a few bracelets for dinner out on the town.
Kos Resort ($140)
The unexpected color keeps this animal print feeling light. The chiffon layers help, too.
New Look ($32)
A tasseled tie at the neckline lets you choose just how much cleavage to show (or hide).
The ‘80s called—they’d like to compliment you on this completely adorable update to the decade’s signature sleeve.
Farm Rio ($330)
Both office and wedding appropriate? Score!
Pull the ties at your wrists to scrunch up your sleeves without fear of them falling right back down a few seconds later.
There’s a reason cotton eyelet is such a popular choice for summer: all those tiny holes are excellent for facilitating airflow.
Feeling a little risqué? Pull the sleeves down for a sexy off-the-shoulder silhouette instead.
Wear this cutie from brunch to the beach then back out again for that barbeque you totally forgot about.
Lilly Pulitzer ($148)
Swap the matching belt for one in a contrasting color to really make this frock pop.
Triple the florals means triple the fun.
A fun tri-colored print that somehow feels both modern and vintage.
Stine Goya ($276)
The lightweight and breathable fabric will keep you cool even as you tear it up on the dance floor at your cousin’s wedding reception.
Yumi Kim ($218)
The aptly named ‘Grenada’ maxi was basically made for sunny warm-weather vacations. (Seriously, just imagine it with a straw hat and colorful beach tote.)
Apiece Apart ($395)
Wallflowers need not apply.
The extra flare at the elbow really made us fall in love with this easy chambray frock.
Draper James ($115)
Wear it with lace-up sandals for the summer. Then, come fall, wear this with a pair of brown equestrian boots and a cool moto jacket.
Tory Burch ($498)
Prepare yourself for the never-ending stream of people asking “OMG, where’d you get that?!”
Mara Hoffman ($595)
Get a little bit of that Hawaiian vibe, even if you’re sitting 3,656 miles away.
Plaid for summer? Don’t mind if we do.
Fun fact: This dreamy aqua shade looks good on just about every single skin tone.
Current Air ($150)
This girly mini comes in summer’s two hottest hues: bright white and fiery red.
Rachel Parcell ($149)
If the cheery yellow color doesn’t sell you on this stunner than perhaps its 4.5-star rating will.
Wear it as a tunic over a pair of skinny jeans once the weather starts to cool off.
Free People ($128)
With not one, not two, but three ruffles on the sleeves.
Embrace the prairie dress trend without all the extra fabric that typically comes with it.
Cupcakes and Cashmere ($118)
With the extra-short hem and bold, bright print you could easily pretend this is vintage. (We promise we won’t tell.)